We had acquired a cpouple of church pews from a freind and after a lot of hints from my wife I decided to make the headboard she'd been wanting for years. I cut the legs off and detached the seat from the back. We have a King bed and the length of pew was just perfect.
After a lot of sanding, and I mean alot, I fastened a cleat to the headboard and the other cleat to the wall. I added a couple of 2x6's on each side, cut to the desired angle, to get the pitch neaded when installed.
Having everything done I had a thought on how I could conceal my pistol. I came up with a simple wood holder made from scraps of oak, you never throw anything out, right?
I also made two slots to hold my clips, just because I could.
When installed on the bedroom wall you can't see anything because it sets back just far enough to be hidden well but easily accessible when/if needed.